June 23, 2015

A Little Teaser

Good morning! I have a little something fun for you over at the My Favorite Things Blog today. It would make me so happy if you would hop on over and take a peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

June 21, 2015

HB 2 U {SSSC274}

Hello friends! I'm back with a card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Here is a peek at the sketch:

I started by creating the polka dot background by cutting a sheet of patterned paper to 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" and then cut it at a diagonal about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. That gave me a 1/2" space to stamp my sentiment. I used more patterned paper from the same Echo Park paper pack to make the balloons, which I popped up over both sides of the diagonal. I realized when I edited my photo that I forgot to add strings! Oh well. They'll just be floating in space here.

Be sure to stop by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog where you can see more inspiration from the design team and link up your project too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: birthday bash sentiments (pti)
paper: primitive white (mft), all about a boy 6x6 (echo park)
ink: blueberry (mft)
accessories: balloons stax die-namics (mft), foam tape

June 14, 2015

Hello, Sunshine {SSSC273}

Good morning and happy Sunday! I'm back with a new Sweet Sunday Sketch and I even broke out my Copic Markers for this one.

First, take a peek at this week's sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Please excuse my phone photo here - my computer, with all my photo editing software and watermarks is in the shop for the time being, and so this will have to do. It bugs me. A. Lot.

Anyway - I loved coloring this sweet Birdie Brown image from Sunflower Sweetheart. She just oozes summertime. I flipped the sketch so that the image was facing towards all the fun little elements. I stamped her in Black Licorice Hybrid ink and then colored her with Copics (haven't used them in a LONG time). I tried to make her hat look like with was woven. Did it work? Meh. Sort of. Ha!

I stamped the sentiment on one of the Conversation Bubbles from W Plus 9, which I shortened up just a bit to fit the sentiment a little better.

Please hop on over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog for a peek at all the cards the design team made this week - you can also link up your creation there as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: sunflower sweetheart (mft)
paper: x-press it blending, razzleberry (mft), green room (mft), berrylicious (mft)
ink: black licorice hybrid (mft), copic markers
accessories: pierced rectangle stax die-namics (mft), stitched circle stax die-namics (mft), conversation bubbles die (w plus 9), berrylicious button (mft), white perle thread, foam tape

June 7, 2015

Sunshine In My Soul {SSSC272}

Hello there! After a much needed break from stamping, I am up and running this week! The end of the school year with added dance practices/recital and soccer tournaments really packs a punch, and I needed to give myself more room to breathe, so thank you so much for being patient with me *wink*. I've seen so many gorgeous techniques out there that a want to try too! I feel left behind. Ha ha!

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch:

My card is pretty basic and clean - I let the die cuts do all the talking, which makes a quick and easy card and hopefully I will catch up to my creative mojo soon.

The card base is Summer Splash (SWOON) and I added the Floral Fusion Die-namics over the top to add a little texture and interest. I was going to stamp a background, but I liked this better today. I used  a Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics in Lemon Chiffon, but I shortened the strip about 1/4" so it fit my card layout a little better. You can see this technique here.

For the sentiment panel I used the Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics (I can't wait to use this one more - yum!) and added the sentiment from Cheerful Blessings in Smoke ink and a Persimmon butterfly from the new Flutter of Butterflies - Lace Die-namics set. I'm so glad it's summer!!

That's it for me today - please be sure to stop by the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog to see all the beautiful cards the team has made this week. You can also add your project there as well. I hope you'll play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: cheerful blessings (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), black licorice (mft), persimmon (mft), lemon chiffon (mft), summer splash (mft)
ink: smoke (sss)
accessories: flutter of butterflies - lace die-namics (mft), floral fusion cover-up die-namics (mft), jumbo fishtail banner stax die-namics (mft), inside & out diagonal stitched rectangle stax die-namics (mft), sno cone buttons  (mft), foam tape

June 5, 2015

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {June}

It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our June challenge is Eat Me, Drink Me

Are you fueled by coffee, tea or cocoa? Find cupcakes irresistible? Create a card featuring an edible treat or favored beverage!  Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just leave us needing a fix of your favorite indulgence!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Saturday, June 20.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

I kind of went out on a limb and used non-coffee colors for this card. Usually when I make a card about coffee, I use kraft and brown and all things java. No brown or craft in this one! How about bright blue and coral?

I grabbed the Coffee stamp set and split up the sentiment onto a Flag It die and the Classy Label die.  I stamped the border on the label with the coordinating image from Love Notes and then added a couple little flags under the sides of the label. Adds a little something fun, don't you think?

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee7. Maureen
2. Amy8. Marisa
3. Anya9. Chaitali
4. Betty10. Stacey
5. Sankari11. Amber
6. Sarah 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: coffee (verve), love notes (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), smoke (sss), coral crush (mft), lush lagoon (mft)
ink: smoke (sss), fog (sss), lush lagoon (mft)
accessories: coffee die (verve), classy label die (verve), flag it die set (verve), foam tape